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Project description

The optimal adjustment and regular review of the function, setting and equipment of milking systems and knowledge about their effect on udder health and milk production have a direct impact on the welfare and health of animals.

The project is focused on developing and evaluating a sound analysis tool to support farmers in identifying the weaknesses of milking systems. The OG's (operational group) goal is to develop an innovative, technology-based analysis tool (electronic analysis tool, e.g. for smartphones or iPads) to highlight weaknesses in milking systems through a bottom-up process, in conjunction with those involved in the OG. This can then be used by everyone to comprehensively assess milking systems, produce a weakness analysis and use this to derive practical measures for action that can be implemented directly.

The analysis tool is to enable standardized, practical data acquisition and also to support the farmer in the interpretation and evaluation of the assessed milking system


  • Milchviehbetrieb Pahl
    Christian Pahl
  • Melfsen & Partner GbR
    Mathias Melfsen
  • Landwirtschaftlicher Betrieb Lutze
    Frederik Robert Lutze
  • Gut Dummerstorf GmbH
    Dr. Thomas Pitschmann
  • CAU Kiel, Institut für Landwirtschaftliche Verfahrenstechnik
    Prof. Dr. Eberhard Hartung
  • FH Kiel, FBAgrarwirtschaft
    Prof. Dr. Urban Hellmuth
  • Thünen Institut für ökologischen Landbau
    Dr. Hans Marten Paulsen
  • Landwirtschaftskammer Niedersachsen
    Dr. Michael Hubal
  • Landwirtschaftskammer NRW-Versuchs- und Bildungszentrum Landwirtschaft Haus Düsse
    Andreas Pelzer
  • Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft der Milcherzeugerberater e.V.
    Dr. Kerstin Barth
  • Arbeitsgemeinschaft Landtechnik und Bauwesen SH e.V. (ALB-SH e.V.)
    Prof. Dr. Urban Hellmuth
  • Landeskontrollverband Schleswig-Holstein e.V. (LKVS.-H.),Kiel
    Hergen Rowehl